Rampart Worlds. Very strange. I've read the three of them, just the once. They're not bad, although I much prefer the Saga/Trilogy/Intervention set. The problem I had is that for the first half of the book, I found it really hard to view Helly as a guy! It sounds odd, but as the viewpoint is... is it first person? I'm not sure. It's 'I did this, I said that, I saw the other' as opposed to 'he said, he did/whatever'.